RetroRoadTrips - the Super 8 film diary of Elliott Bristow
Elliott Bristow kept a Super 8 film diary documenting his 500,000 mile road trip around America - a journey that lasted from 1968 to 1982. The inspiration for this trek was Jack Kerouac's book On The Road, which Elliott first read in 1958. His own diary starts ten years later, though still at a time when you could fill up your car for 33 cents a gallon, there were no such things as video cassettes and Woody Allen had only directed one movie. Sample films are available to view now.
Read the article about Elliott Bristow by Aidan O'Rourke, or one at American Studies Online, and go to the Weblog for current Production Notes, Anecdotes, Comments, and Super 8 Info. Click on any of the four discs at the top of this page for music and more films. You can also try your hand at the Location Quiz.
The RetroRoadTrips DVD is now available. For Codachrome - a time of road dreams, as a self-financed project it's not currently possible to give an accurate completion date. Codachrome is a natural development of the earlier Road Dreams television series from 1989 and will be issued as a DVD feature in due course, incorporating original music by Rik Loveridge, François Godefroy, and Richie Gilks, who all contributed to the Road Dreams soundtrack.
For more information, see the Retro Road Trips Weblog or contact Elliott Bristow by using one of the methods listed on the Contact Page. Please note: this site uses Statcounter software to help determine which pages are visited most frequently and to shape the website accordingly.